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Noun (futsuumeishi)
title of honour, title of honorhöfliche Bezeichnung, ehrerbietige Bezeichnung (z.B. Herr…; Frau…)

ON: ケイ, キョウKUN: うやま.う
awe, respect, honor, revere

ON: ショウKUN: たた.える, とな.える, あ.げる, かな.う, はか.り, はか.る, ほめ.る
appellation, praise, admire, name, title, fame

Example sentences
人にもよるけど、女性に対して「サー」(男性への敬称)を使うことは、とても失礼なことです。Parts: (ひと), 因る (よる), けど (けれども), 女性 (じょせい), に対して (にたいして), サー, 男性 (だんせい), 敬称 (けいしょう), 使う (つかう), (こと), 迚も (とても), 失礼 (しつれい), (こと)It depends on the person, but using "sir" for women (a title of honour for men) is very rude.

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